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About nickd_games

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  • Birthday Apr 26, 1986

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  • CPU
    Intel Core i5 6600K @4.4GHz
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-Z170N-Gaming 5
  • RAM
    16GB HyperX Savage @ 2666MHz
  • GPU
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition
  • Case
    Corsair Obsidian 250D
  • Storage
    WD_Black SN750 500GB NVMe SSD
    Samsung 860 EVO 1 TB SATA SSD
    Seagate IronWolf 4TB HDD
  • PSU
    Corsair CX600M
  • Display(s)
    Acer Predator Z35 2560 x 1920 curved ultrawide
  • Keyboard
    Filco Majestouch 2 Ninja TKL + Cherry MX brown Switches
  • Mouse
    Corsair Raptor M30
  • Sound
    Audio-Technica ATH-AD700X

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  1. So im looking to upgrade my little ITX rig, i'm currently running a 6600k with 16gb of 2666mhz ram and a GTX1070. I play a lot of cpu bound titles - city builders, simulations, strategies, along with the odd big budget AAA game and a bit of VR - mostly just beatsaber and my poor 6600k is really struggling to keep up. My question is, should i upgrade my current platform and buy a 6700k - approx £150 used and try and get another year or 2 out of it, or should i just bite the bullet and upgrade to something a little more modern - I'd be looking to spend around £350-£400 which if i car
  2. Last one for tonight now uploading, am feeling very proud of what we have all achieved these last couple of weeks and thank you @GOTSpectrum for running the event, it's been a lot of fun.
  3. i had this exact problem a while back on my gigabyte z170 board when i reset the bios. I had to go into the bios and disable CSM + a few other bits. i used this forum post for guidence https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/samsung-960-evo-not-detected-in-bios.2887608/
  4. have you downloaded the "softpaqs" from here https://support.hp.com/gb-en/document/c04947806
  5. have you tried uninstalling the non working drivers and downloading/reinstalling the drivers direct from the manufacturers website? https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-pavilion-10-n000-x2-detachable-pc/7771371/model/8729243
  6. have you tried running the ram a little slower say 2666 and then trying to recreate the fault. ryzen 1st/2nd gen can be really picky with the ram it likes and what speeds especially if you are using 4 DIMMs
  7. have you now got everything at factory standard speeds no overclocks on your cpu/gpu no xmp profiles on your ram?
  8. open up the advanced control, click on configure in the top left corner then click on the expert tab, under extra client options click add, in name type client-type in value type advanced then click ok then save.
  9. 1070, 970, 960 which one get's the big fat 28800 base point WU? The 1070? No. The 970? No. The 960? of course it does!
  10. what's the used market like where you are? would it be worth looking into upgrading your current platform instead of replacing it? you could get an i7 3770k + 16GB ram. it wouldn't be as much of a performance upgrade but it could also be significantly cheaper.
  11. Both FTL and stardew valley are both fairly cheap, check out GOG.com too plenty of older games on there that will happily run on your system.
  12. plenty of 2D games you could play, i've sunk hundreds of hours into FTL and stardew valley and you could look into emulation 16bit stuff will run on literally anything.
  13. yeah even I've got to admit it's probably not my best cable management job!!!
  14. My media centre PCs were getting a bit hot and shouty running 24/7 so I thought I'd give them a some room to breathe. Looks janky as all hell but they are a lot happier now and it's the most use that ironing board has had in quite a while!!